Starward’s latest whisky Two-Fold is enjoying some early success since its release last October, having been named Oak Barrel’s ‘Whisky of the Year’ for 2018.
The Sydney whisky retailer, itself recognised by the prestigious Icons of Whisky awards as the ‘Single Outlet Retailer of the Year’ last year, describe Two-Fold as “a definitive release for modern Australian whisky”.
“Starward are the first to offer a modern Australian whisky on this scale, at this price point and we think it’s so important for the industry moving forward,” said Scott Fitzsimmons, whisky & spirits specialist and buyer for the Oak Barrel.
“Two-Fold is the ultimate in guilt-free whisky drinking; neat, rocks, cocktails, at bars or at home – it fits it all… All context and consequence aside, it’s also really tasty.”
Created using Australian wheat and barley, Two-Fold makes use of Melbourne’s unique climate to mature its whisky in locally sourced red wine barrels.
“We’re incredibly appreciative to have the support of our local Australian retailer,” said Starward founder David Vitale. ”Two of our key ambitions for Two-Fold are accessibility and affordability, so we’re pleased that this award acknowledges both of those ambitions.”
Ray Noble of Southtrade International, the Australian distributors of Starward Whisky, added: “Consumers are used to Australian whisky being either unaffordable or unattainable. Two-Fold breaks the mould by not only being delicious but also readily available. The affordability of this expression also builds on Starward’s mission to become the most talked about Australian whisky.
“David and his team are making exceptional whisky and I’m sure this will be one of many accolades for Two-Fold. Bars and bartenders, restaurants, and retailers have provided great support since the launch, and we’re excited to continue the growth of Starward and Two-Fold.”